1900: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Butte, MT

Dogs Days at An End
May 1, 1900
Daily Inter Mountain
Butte, Montana
Library of Congress

Dogs Days at An End – Canine Catcher Commences Business – Butte To-Day

Under the new dog ordinance, which goes into effect today, the dog catcher will begin business today instead of June 1. The canines of the city will be particularly interested in the following sections of the new law:

“Section 4. It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any bulldog to permit the same to run at large without being securely muzzled, so as to prevent said animal from biting. Any person violating this section shall upon conviction, be subjected to a fine of not less that $5 nor more that 425. – Daily Inter Mountain

early breed-specific ordinance

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